STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - Penn State University filed paperwork to Centre County Courts today challenging Mike McQueary's "whistleblower lawsuit" against the school.
McQueary told a grand jury that in 2001 he saw Jerry Sandusky in a shower with a young boy.
WTAJ News found that McQueary's story is still attracting a lot of interest on campus months after he was fired.
In his 4 Million dollar lawsuit against the university, former Penn State Assistant Coach Mike McQueary, says he can't find work due to his association with the school's alleged cover up of the Sandusky scandal. Penn State Sophomore Matthew Reutlinger's an education major, and thinks
McQueary has a point.
"...When something like this comes out, in the public, in an education field, I mean your career is your reputation, and so with something like this, it's going to go with him the rest of his life."
Penn State says McQueary wasn't discriminated against, and his claims aren't strong enough to qualify him for a whistleblower lawsuit. Penn State students think he could have done more, and some, like Sophomore Jillian Gordon don't think he did enough for the school to pay him four million dollars.
"...I don't necessarily want to say he did enough or didn't do enough but I do think he did the right thing."
WTAJ Legal Analyst Tony DeBoef says that best case scenario for McQueary is the motions get dismissed, and the trial goes on. For Penn State, it's that all the motions get accepted, and the case gets thrown out. Then McQueary could either appeal the dismissal or look at options in
"If it gets to a jury trial, that will be left up to a jury and he'll have to present evidence to a jury that he's not going to be able to find work and that'll be up to a jury to decide."
DeBoef says that the hurdles for McQueary is proving that Penn State actually broke a statute or a law. For Penn State, it's explaining why he was put on administrative leave in November while other assistants still got to coach.
DeBoef says there's no time limit for the judge to maken decision. But he would suspect a decision coming down between two and three months, on whether they'll have a trial or not.